Associations to the word «Sachem»

Wiktionary

SACHEM, noun. A chief of a tribe of the American Natives; a sagamore.

Dictionary definition

SACHEM, noun. A political leader (especially of Tammany Hall).
SACHEM, noun. A chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief).

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.